Viral: UP Dalit man thrashed on suspicion of theft, hung upside down in well
A viral video has come to light from UP’s Jaunpur district where a Dalit man can be seen being thrashed and tortured after suspicion of theft. In the video, the man can be seen being dragged to a nearby by his clothes where two men can be seen hanging the Dalit man upside down into the well.
The video also shows the man being tied to a pillar where he is being confronted by a mob of men on suspicion of theft. The way of punishing the man can be called heinous and torturous as the man can be seen pleading in every possible way to stop the two men from torturing him.
After the video of a Dalit man being tortured in the video emerged on the internet, many Twitter users came forward to condemn the actions taken by the men in the video. While taking the incident as a representation of the whole country being plagued with casteist incidents, one user remarked that either the lawmakers have not been fulfilling their duties or the belief of Manusmriti has been taking over the country.
The user further added that this is the reason for rampant caste-based violence in the country. Another user, however, tried to dismiss the caste angle by stating that a thief doesn’t have a caste, implying he becomes a thief by the deed he does. He suggested that it wasn’t important to consider the caste angle.
A similar incident transpired in August in UP’s Muzaffarnagar where a Dalit man was thrashed by the former village head on camera with slippers. The video of the incident went viral after which, the UP police took cognizance of the issue and booked the two people who thrashed the Dalit man. The accused in the video were booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.
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